Category: ARTS & LEISURE

Thirteen Reasons Why season three shines light on rape in American high schools

Thirteen Reasons Why season three shines light on rape in American high schools

On Aug. 23, 2019, “Thirteen Reasons Why” returned with a third season.The show highlights sensitive topics that are becoming more common in younger generations, such as rape, drug abuse and underage drinking. Now that Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker) has left the cast of the show, more topics besides suicide are being discussed.   One of the most prevalent topics in the […]

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Angelina Breyer, Amanda Manausa, Jeremy Wechsler and Nico Fraser accept the official invitation to be in London's New Year's Parade. Photo by Kelly Ferber

Eagle Regiment invited to perform in London’s New Year’s Parade

On Monday, Sept. 16, the Eagle Regiment was formally invited to perform in London’s New Year’s Eve Parade, and possibly the New Year’s Day Parade as well, in London, England for the year 2021. The marching band and color guard members entered the school excitedly as they awaited their special visitors. They had previously been informed of their invitation but […]

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Thais Guerra, Samantha Goldblum, Mackenzie Quinn 

Photo illustration by Brianna Jesionowski

Retro trends are making a comeback

Over the past five years, trends from the 80s and 90s have been making a return. It all began with chokers, a simple accessory that skyrocketed. From there it was jeans, jackets and shirts. To create the look, mom jeans and overalls are paired with simple graphic or plain tees. The outfits are tied together with statement belts or flannels. […]

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The summer of 2019 brought epic new movies and catchy new music

The summer of 2019 brought epic new movies and catchy new music

Summer vacation was filled with a variety of entertainment in the form of movies and music.  Films like “Yesterday” and “Blinded by the Light” brought back the music of the late 20th century, depicting legends like The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen on the big screen. “Yesterday” took place in the modern-day with a slight fantasy aspect, featuring the only man […]

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Internet produces Hurricane Dorian memes

Internet produces Hurricane Dorian memes

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A still from 'The Lion King.' (Disney/TNS)

Disney live-action remakes cause controversy among fans

On July 19, 2019, Disney released “The Lion King” in a new live-action format. This film marks the third live-action remake to be released this year, with a fourth on the way for the new Disney+ streaming service. With this news comes heated debates as fans of the original movies are torn on whether to support Disney’s actions. But before […]

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Electrifying Performance. Juniors Isabela Barry, Tanzil Philip and senior Alexander Athanasiou perform in Douglas Drama’s production of the concert version of “The Lightning Thief” on April 26. Photo by Mackenzie Quinn

MSD drama performs a concert version of “The Lightning Thief”

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s drama department  performed “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” as a musical, based off of the popular fiction series “Percy Jackson” on April 25 and April 26. The musical brought in not only high school viewers but also, children from the surrounding elementary and middle schools, along with their parents.  “It’s really fun, but it […]

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Review: “A Curse so Dark and Lonely,” A modern take on Beauty and the Beast

Review: “A Curse so Dark and Lonely,” A modern take on Beauty and the Beast

Many stories have taken a chance by trying to retell the classic tale of “Beauty and the Beast,” and because of this, the differences between each retake tends to fade. Brigid Kemmerer, however, is able to successfully keep her telling of “Beauty and the Beast” unique and interesting in “A Curse so Dark and Lonely.” The novel revolves around a […]

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Review: “Whisper” a tale about the power of words

Review: “Whisper” a tale about the power of words

The typical tale of power and manipulation gets a spin in Lynette Noni’s “Whisper” which explores a world where power is only held in one person- our main character- who goes by the alias of Jane Doe. The plot of the novel revolves around Jane and her “imprisonment” in Lengard where she has been passed from person to person in […]

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Review: “This Mortal Coil,” a complex take on the sci-fi genre

Review: “This Mortal Coil,” a complex take on the sci-fi genre

In Emily Suvada’s interesting novel, “This Mortal Coil,” Suvada creates a dystopian world where gene manipulation has been perfected and allows human beings to change their own DNA. However, the main character of the novel, Catrina, is unable to manipulate her own DNA and compensates by being a genius technology and gene hacker. The premise of the novel is different […]

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